GRCC In The News, 4-15-19

  • Newsmakers
    • 4/11/19 Community College Daily
    • … Appointments
    • Grand Rapids Community College President Bill Pink has been appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Executive Committee, overseeing the public-private partnership focused on creating jobs and boosting the state’s economy. MEDC works with more than 100 economic development partners, markets Michigan as a place to do business, assists businesses in their growth strategies, and fosters the growth of vibrant communities across the state.
  • Educators say it’s urgent to bring more teachers of color into the pipeline
    • 4/12/19 (Kent Intermediate School District news service)
    • There’s a clear teacher shortage, Kent ISD educators say, and it’s crucial to fill the teacher pipeline with people who represent students’ ethnicities and backgrounds.
    • … In front of participants, GRCC student Ravel Bowman interviewed Professor Juan Olivarez, distinguished scholar in residence for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University, on changing educational systems to support students of color.
  • Anuncian charla informativa sobre la importancia de ir a la universidad
    • 4/12/19 El Vocero
    • GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (EVH) .- El grupo Plan de Desarrollo Ciudad de Grand Rapids y la Sinfónica de Grand Rapids, anunciaron una charla informativa , “Hablemos de la importancia de ir a la universidad”, para todas aquellas personas interesadas en descubrir las diferentes oportunidades que colegios y universidades están ofreciendo.
    • … Son nueve las universidades que participaran de dicha charla informativa, entre ellas : Kuyper University, Ferris University, Calvin College, Albion University, GRCC, Western University, Grandvalley University, Cornerstone University y Michigan University.
    • (GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (EVH) .- The city of Grand Rapids and the Grand Rapids Symphony announced an informative talk, “Let’s talk about the importance of going to college”, for all those interested in discovering the different opportunities that colleges and universities are offering.
    • … There are nine universities participating in this informative talk, among them: Kuyper University, Ferris University, Calvin College, Albion College, GRCC, Western University, Grand Valley University, Cornerstone University and Michigan University.)
  • Leaders developing immigrant integration plan
    • 4/12/19 Grand Rapids Business Journal
    • Local community leaders are working to develop a strategic plan to improve the experiences of immigrants and refugees in Kent County.
    • … The task force includes the four collaborating organizations, as well as: the city of Grand Rapids’ Office of Diversity and Inclusion, The Right Place, the city of Wyoming and the Wyoming Public Safety Department, Justice for Our Neighbors, Michigan Immigrant Rights Coalition, Kent County Health Department, Kent ISD, Literacy Center of West Michigan, Kaufman Institute at Grand Valley State University, Treetops Collective, Refugee Education Center, Bethany Christian Services, African Collaborative Network, African Resource Center, West Michigan Asian American Business Association, WGVU, Michigan Office of New Americans, Grand Rapids Community College, Welcoming Michigan, Fifth Third Bank and Grand Rapids Community Foundation.
  • Davenport University gives students at 2 charters chance to earn a diploma and degree
    • 4/12/19 MLive
    • GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Next year, Davenport University is offering Early Middle College programs at two charter schools, giving students a chance to earn a diploma and an associate degree for free.
    • … Grand Rapids Community College has programs in the Kent and Ottawa ISDs and four districts in Grand Rapids, Cedar Springs, Wyoming, and Kentwood districts. The program at East Kentwood High School launched this school year.
  • Tank this: Diehard fans looking forward to Pistons playoffs
    • 4/11/19 The Detroit News
    • Detroit — When Ahmed AlJorani moved from Baghdad to Farmington Hills in 2007, he found community and energy with the Pistons, as the local NBA team was riding high as perennial championship contenders.
    • … (Joe) Sinke, a Grand Rapids Community College student, will soon also be wearing his fandom on his back.

Still time to register for the GRCC Golf Scramble and Cookout

Sign for the GRCC golf outing. Image shows a pink golf ball with the dark blue GRCC label in the crook of a tree. The text reads: "GRCC Scramble & Cookout. May 3, 2019. Alpine Golf Course, 6320 Alpine Ave NW, Comstock Park, MI. Come join your coworkers for a fun day of golf and dinner! $55.00 per person for golf and dinner. $20.00 per person for dinner only. 10:00 a.m. Registration. 11:00 a.m. Shotgun Start. 4:00 p.m. Social Hour. 5:00 p.m. Dinner Buffet."

The GRCC Golf Scramble and Cookout returns!

For those of you participated last year, and for those of you who missed out on the fun, mark your calendar for Friday, May 3, 2019.

Don’t miss out on a great time with lots of golf, food, and prizes!

The registration form is available on Google Drive.

REGISTRATION FORM: Payment must accompany your registration. First come, first served basis (25 team limit/limited seating). Registration will be accepted until team/dinner limit has been reached.

‘Spring Fling’ specials this week at Raider Grille and Quiet Cafe

Flier for the Spring Fling event with campus dining. Image on top features five friends sitting outdoors and laughing with camping tents in the background. The text reads: "Join us for the General Mills Spring Fling Fun. Tuesday: Breakfast for lunch Sausage Gravy and Biscuits (Raider Grille). Create your own S'mores Trail Mix (Free. Quiet Cafe). Wednesday: Create your own Parfait (Raider Grille). Thursday: Chili Cheese Fries (Raider Grille). Enter to win a Coleman 6 person tent or Tommy Bahama Beach Chair."

  • Tuesday, April 16:
    • Breakfast for lunch – Sausage Gravy and Biscuits (Raider Grille)
    • Create your own S’mores Trail Mix (Quiet Cafe – FREE)
  • Wednesday, April 17:
    • Create your own Parfait (Raider Grille)
  • Thursday, April 18:
    • Chili Cheese Fries (Raider Grille)

BONUS: Enter to win a Coleman 6-person tent or a Tommy Bahama Beach Chair!

G Suite Transition Tip – Exporting your GroupWise Calendar

When we transition to G Suite in May, users will be responsible for migrating their own calendar appointments. There are several ways this can be accomplished, for one re-creating each appointment manually in Google Calendar.

Another option is to export your calendar from GroupWise and import it into Google Calendar, for detailed instructions on how to do this, visit this Knowledge Article.

We strongly recommend taking the time to learn more about exporting your GroupWise Calendar and practicing in the pilot environment. See the video below for a tutorial of how to complete this process:

For more information regarding the G Suite transition, visit our Resource Page.


Exam Cram at the GRCC Library begins today

A digital poster advertising Exam Cram at the GRCC Library.

What is Exam Cram? Think extended quiet study hours in the library, smiling tutors and librarians, stress-relieving workshops, along with beverages and snacks to keep study strength up and stress levels down!

When is it? Monday, April 15 – Saturday, April 20

  • The event will be held during normal Library hours during the week and during the Library’s EXTENDED HOURS on Saturday (10 a.m.–10 p.m.)

ALSO! Be sure to take advantage of the fun and relaxing (and free!) workshop that will be held next week:

Embroidery Workshop:

  • Wednesday, April 17, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Feeling stressed about final exams? Relax and treat yourself to a free make & take embroidery workshop with Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, host of the CraftSanity Podcast and GRCC adjunct journalism professor. Embroidery samplers and all supplies will be provided. No experience necessary. See you there!